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Delta Variant Could Be As Contagious As Chickenpox, New Data Suggests — As Chicago Holds World’s Largest Music Festival

Even fully vaccinated people may be able to easily spread the Delta variant, new evidence suggests.

Citywide

Food Trucks Are Returning To Daley Plaza On Fridays

This Friday's lineup will feature A.Sweets Girl, Chicago Lunchbox, The Fat Shallot, Harold's on Wabash and Lawrence's Fish and Shrimp.

Downtown

Kosher Hot Dogs In Chicago: 12 Spots Where You Can Grab A Wiener To Eat Out Or Take Home

We rounded up Chicago spots where you can enjoy a classic hot dog while keeping kosher.

Citywide

Life-Threatening Waves, Currents Expected At Lake Michigan Beaches Thursday And Friday

Dangerous waves up to 7 feet tall are expected at beaches. People are advised to stay out of the water.

Citywide

Don’t Buy, Sell Fake Vaccine Cards For Lollapalooza — Or You Could Face Prison Time, FBI Warns

Using fake vaccine cards endangers the people with the fake card and everyone around them, multiple agencies are warning.

Downtown

Want A Hot Dog … Without The Beef? Here Are 22 Veggie Dog Options In Chicago

Trying to get a Chicago-style dog sans the beef? We've got you covered with these local vegetarian and vegan spots.

Citywide

Will Lollapalooza Be A Super-Spreader Event? Chicago’s Top Doc Says Cases Likely, But Show Is Safe Anyway

While there will "almost certainly" be some cases of COVID associated with Lollapalooza, Public Health boss Dr. Allison Arwady said she's "hopeful that we won't see a significant problem."

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Chicago Style: 40 Photos Of Hot Dogs — And The Stands We Love — To Make You Drool Today

PHOTOS: In Chicago, hot dogs aren't just a meal — they're a work of art.

Citywide

Lollapalooza Returns To Grant Park, Bringing Downtown Street Closures

Motorists will need to find alternate streets through some areas of Downtown, with some closures scheduled until Aug. 6.

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Pilsen-Based Belli’s Cafe Is Opening Juice Bars In River North, Lincoln Park Gyms

Alexandra Curatolo will have a counter to serve her organic juices, smoothies, healthy shots, bowls, toasts, coffees and grab-and-go food.

Near North Side, River North

Mag Mile Event Series Kicks Off Thursday, Featuring Music, Shopping, Dining And More

Popup concerts and outdoor events are just some of the fun the public can enjoy on the Mag Mile this summer.

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This Weekend’s ‘Sundays On State’ Event Will Have Karaoke, Music, Vaccinations And More

Entertainers will include Freakeasy and DJ Seasonal Frequency. There also will be a Macy’s fashion show in the iconic State Street window.

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Concerts Return To Millennium Park With Divas Through The Decades, A Queer-Led Celebration Of Women In Music

LGBTQ+ party Slo 'Mo will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the first concert in Millennium Park since the pandemic began. A video montage will highlight milestones people were unable to celebrate due to the pandemic. 

Downtown

Should Lollapalooza Go On As Cases Climb Again? Yes, Mayor Says — But Fans Should Get Vaccinated

The festival routinely attracts 100,000 people per day — and Chicago's outbreak is worsening. But officials said Lolla should go on.

Downtown

A ‘Cafe’ Is Opening In The Middle Of LaSalle Street In The Loop — And You Can Grab Lunch There Tuesdays

The city is temporarily closing down LaSalle Street in front of the Board of Trade on Tuesdays so people can eat outside.

Downtown

Lightfoot’s Campaign Promise On Police Oversight Comes Tantalizingly Close, 16 Months After Last Deal Fell Apart

The plan would empower the civilian commission to draft and mandate police department policy. The mayor would be able to reject the commission’s policymaking decisions, but the City Council could then override her veto.

Citywide

Vote Delayed On Controversial Plan To Build Near North Side Apartment Tower After Neighbors Object To Its Size

The developers behind the 39-story apartment tower asked the city's Plan Commission to defer their proposal for another month to give them more time to address neighbors' concerns.

Near North Side, River North

The Race To Mackinac Sets Sail This Weekend, And A 92-Year-Old Captain Is Set To Tie Record For Most Macs Ever

Gene McCarthy sailed his first Race To Mackinac in 1953. He'll tie the record with a crew that includes his daughter and grandson.

Downtown

Plan Commission Set To Hear Next Phase Of Roosevelt Square Development, Controversial Uptown Luxury Residential Proposal

Also on the agenda for the meeting is the long-awaited renovation of the Ramova Theatre in Bridgeport.

Downtown

You Can Eat, Dance And Work Out In The Middle Of State Street This Weekend

Sundays on State is a family-friendly festival with a full lineup of music, art, vendors and activities. State Street is closed to vehicle traffic during the event.

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